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Economy Story

Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce has teamed up with Commerce ISD, the City of Commerce, and the Hunt Hospital Board to bring Buy and Support Local week to Commerce. Individuals from each group are encouraged to shop at local stores during the week of October 5-11 to support the community.
 

Jerrod Knight

This week, consumer finance website NerdWallet crunched some numbers from a study by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.

Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, according to this post, were:

Local diner shutting down the grill is sad news

Aug 1, 2013
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After 31 years of serving the residents of Sulphur Springs and the surrounding area, Burton's Family Restaurant will be closing their doors this Sunday at 10 p.m.

It's good news that the Kilted Monkey – Commerce’s oddly named but charming pub – is reopening, after a few weeks' absence.  Commerce needs more quirky, funky hangouts for townies and students alike that give the place the character of a true college town.

According to a social media post by the local eatery, The Kilted Monkey is set to shutter permanently at the close of business this Saturday.

Proposed Waterpark Goes Before Greenville Citizens

Sep 17, 2012
David Alvey / Blue Ribbon News

There will be time for questions from the public during Thursday’s town hall meeting, set for 5 – 9 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. 

Plant Closings Begin to Take Toll on Local Budgets

Sep 12, 2012

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Electric Utility System’s budget for the new fiscal year is expected to reflect the loss of one of the local electric utilities’ biggest customers.

Mary of Puddin Hill to Reopen

Sep 6, 2012
frontporchnewstexas.com

Ken Bain, owner of Mary of Puddin Hill, said the company’s catalog business will start up again next month, with the retail store opening before that, likely on or about October 1st.

Long-Awaited Crossroads Mall Renovation Underway

Aug 31, 2012
Scott Harvey

The multi-million dollar project was announced in March as collaboration between the City of Greenville and mall owners.

Area Cities, Schools Work Toward Budget Approval

Aug 29, 2012
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In Commerce, the proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year is the same as last year, $0.82 per $100 valuation.

Waterpark for Greenville?

Aug 27, 2012

GREENVILLE -  The proposed entertainment venue could be constructed in the city's Towne Center development along Interstate 30.

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GREENVILLE - A North Texas company which provides services to the oil and gas industry setting up shop at the site of the vacant Woodgrain Millwork building, which closed last fall.

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PARIS - A global contact company with more than a decade of service in Paris is closing its operation by the end of the month.

CEDC’s $90,000 Grant to Benefit Small Businesses

Jul 25, 2012
www.commercetx.org

COMMERCE - Commerce businesses pursuing projects that will help create jobs may be able to receive financial assistance through a revolving loan fund awarded to the city’s Economic Development Corporation.

Delta County Works to Bring Back Economic Development Corporation

Jul 20, 2012
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

COOPER - Funding and loan guarantee problems led to the dissolve of previous economic development corporations. Now a committee is refocusing efforts to bring more business to the community.

Bio-pharmaceutical company to boost Paris workforce

Jul 12, 2012
Paris EDC

PARIS - An agreement reached this week in Lamar County is expected to bring in more than 300 new jobs over the next five years. 

Building permit ready to be issued for Collin Street Bakery

Jul 5, 2012
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GREENVILLE - The new venue could fill the void caused by the closing of Greenville’s Mary of Puddin Hill, which had been in operation in the area dating back more than 160 years.

Figures show unemployment slide for Hunt County

Jun 18, 2012
www.twc.state.tx.us/ / Texas Workforce Commission

AUSTIN - The Hunt County jobless rate rose to its highest ever for the month of May at 8.6 percent.

GREENVILLE - Local government leaders may be considering whether to grant freeport tax exemptions to Hunt County industries to help attract more business.

In Hunt County, three incumbent public officials won their GOP primary contests.
Hunt County

County officials are trying to make some hard decisions about what to do about next year’s county budget.

Tom Wensel / Cytec

GREENVILLE - The start of construction on Fabric Line 2 at Cytec Engineered Materials was not just the site of a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, but another example of "solid recruiting and support of Greenville businesses."

Facebook / College Corner Cafe

COMMERCE - Roughly 40 people, several of whom are students, find themselves unemployed following Sunday’s abrupt closing of the College Corner Café.

Scott Harvey / KETR

According to a facebook post from the Commerce burger joint, today is their last day of service, and doors are closing indefinitely.

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Just three years after completing a $16 million expansion that doubled its plant size and added 130 workers, Bob Evans Farms Inc. says another expansion is planned at its Sulphur Springs facility. 

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GREENVILLE - A second meeting is today between Greenville city officials and a North Texas business looking to occupy a vacant manufacturing plant. 

Vacant Greenville Plant to Aquire new Tenant, Perhaps Triple Size

May 10, 2012
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GREENVILLE - On Wednesday, the Board of Development heard from officials with Total Equipment and Service who say they plan to use the former  Woodgrain Millwork facility for logistics, purchasing and as a warehouse. 

Hundreds to Lose Jobs as Plant Announces Closure

Dec 6, 2011
Jerrod Knight

GREENVILLE - Tough news for the local economy as officials with Greenville’s Newell Rubbermaid plant say they intend to close their doors next year. 

Greenville Industry with 63 Workers to Relocate

Jul 8, 2011

GREENVILLE – A press release Thursday from Woodgrain Millwork Inc. says their entire Greenville operation will move to West Des Moines, Iowa by late November.

Covidien Plant in Commerce to Close, 309 Jobs Lost

May 26, 2011

COMMERCE – A global healthcare products leader that's been a significant player in the local economy is closing their doors, leaving more than 300 workers without jobs.